This Week @ Zion

Flowers on the altar are given to the glory of God by Mitch and Judy Fortune in celebration of Mary Beth’s 12th birthday.

Bereavement: Mary Ellen Copado, mother of Lisa Henry, passed away March 12. Rosary service FRIDAY  at 7:30 p.m., at Our Lady Queen of Peace, LaMarque, TX. Funeral Mass Saturday March 18.

Quilts spread joy around the world. SUNDAY we dedicate more than 60 quilts that have been made for Lutheran World Relief. Thanks to the many talented hands that put them together.

New Member Welcome SUNDAY we welcome new families to Zion from 9:00-9:30 a.m. in the Gym. Refreshments provided by the Board of Stewardship. Families will be received during the 10:45 a.m. service.

Beginning March 15, the Wednesday morning 6:00 a.m. Men’s Bible Study will meet at the home of Gene Buchhorn. Call if you need directions (512) 869-4573.

Easter Lilies – Adorn our Sanctuary this Easter. Place your order for lilies on the form in the Narthex (or use attached form). Lilies are $8.00 and can be ordered until Sunday March 26. Checks payable to Zion Evening Circle.  You may designate in memory of, honor of, or to the glory of God on the order form. 

The Board of Missions would like to thank everyone who helped with the Spring Sausage Sale. Over $13,000 (profit) was raised to help with Zion’s local and global mission efforts.

Texas District Church Extension Fund Reformation Note - This offer celebrates the 500th anniversary of the Reformation in 2017. Note terms: $500 investment per household, 9.5% interest rate, 7 month term. At maturity investor may withdraw funds, switch to another investment type or investment will automatically switch to a one-year term at then current rates. Call 1.888.951.1233

The Board of Parish Education is excited to offer the congregation an opportunity to attend the Chris Tomlin concert, April 23 at 7:00 p.m. at the HEB Center in Cedar Park (formerly the Cedar Park Center). Group tickets will be ordered and the Board is lowering the ticket price to $20 for higher priced seating.  Deadline to sign up is April 2. Contact Amanda Lester at to reserve your seat today!  There will also be a sign up sheet in the Narthex.  Invite your friends!! 

Please Join Us!  TROOP 1105 will provide a Freewill Offering BREAKFAST Sunday, March 26 from 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Several Scouts and Adults in the Troop will be attending Philmont during the summer of 2018.  Your participation in this event is greatly appreciated. Donations help offset the cost of this High Adventure trip to New Mexico. If you have questions or feel led to financially support this growing Troop, contact Tammy Hardt (512) 966-7270 or

Easter Egg hunt, Sunday, April 16 9:30 AM. We are in need of candy to fill Easter eggs. Please bring candy donations by April 9. You can drop them off in the yellow tub in the Narthex.

Camp Lone Star - Zion Walburg Pioneer Camp is open to Zion members, Zion school kids, and friends of Zion (ages 8-18). Camp is offered June 4-9 and June 25-30 and costs $419 per camper. For more information, contact Kayla Winkler (254) 228-7252.

JOIN US FOR AN OLDE TYME SUNDAY - The Texas Wendish Heritage Society is hosting a day of food, fellowship and fun at the Texas Wendish Heritage Museum, Sunday March 26. At 10 a.m. Kilian Kaffe Klatch including dominoes, cards and children's activities. Door prizes every two hours. Refreshments at 11:30 followed by lunch: sausage, noodles, sauerkraut, green beans, beets, pickles, peaches, homemade bread, coffee & tea. Peach cobbler dessert. Lunch is a freewill donation. Brief meeting at 1p.m. with an 1800's Wendish Family of Gro? Dehsa, Saxony (Gruetzner's) as special guest. Dominoes, etc. played again from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Non members are also invited. Attendees may participate in all activities.  RSVP by Wednesday, March 22 at

A return of our blessings: March 8: Home $450.25; Last Sunday: Home $17,045.94; Habitat for Humanity $116.77; The Locker $116.78; Cemetery Fund $15; Tuition Assistance $2,000; Total $19,294.49; Average needed weekly: $23,716.89; *Capital Campaign $4,085. Attendance last Sunday 8:00a.m.–110; 10:45a.m.–154; 6:00p.m.– 15. March 15 – 49.

*Capital Campaign Donation totals and expenditures as of March 14: Total pledged $3.85 Million; Received donations $2.38 Million; Expenditures (architects, contractors and construction) $676,078; Current balance on hand $1.7 Million.


Calendar for Week of March 19-26


Worship 8:00 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.                                                

New Member Welcome Reception 9:00 a.m. - Gym                                      

Christian Education 9:30 a.m.

The “Well” 6:00 p.m.



Braille 1:00 p.m. – Multipurpose Room             

School Faculty Meeting 3:30 p.m. – Multipurpose Room                    

Quilting 5:00 p.m. – Liese Home       

Financial Peace 6:30 p.m. – Art/Science Classroom

Cub Scouts 6:30 p.m. – Gym

Dir. Of Music Call Committee 7:00 p.m. – Multipurpose Room



Praise Team 6:00 p.m. - Sanctuary                                                 

Boy Scouts 6:30 p.m. – Fellowship Hall       

Braille 7:00 p.m. – Multipurpose Room



Men’s Bible Study 6:00 a.m. – G. Buchhorn Home                                                                   

Chapel 8:10 a.m. – Sanctuary                             

Church Staff Meeting 1:30 p.m. – Multipurpose Room                     

Garden Club 3:30 p.m. – Multipurpose Room       

Jr. Confirmation 5:45 p.m. – Multipurpose Room

NO Handbells

1212 HS Youth Group 6:00 p.m. – Youth Room

Lenten Worship 7:00 p.m. – Sanctuary

Good Friday Cantata Practice 8:00pm- Sanctuary



Men’s Bible Study 6:00 a.m. – IHOP                                      

Quilting 10:00 a.m. – Liese Home



Worship 8:00 and 10:45 a.m. with Communion                                     

Boy Scout Breakfast 8:30 a.m. - Lunchroom                       

Christian Education 9:30 a.m.       

The “Well” 6:00 p.m. with Communion

Youth Open Gym 7:00 p.m.